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Unread 11-28-2002, 10:12 PM
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Re: Zeiss Conquest

I picked up a new-in-the-box 1" Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x44 side focus scope off of one of the boards for $450 shipped. Mounted on a Rem 700 ADL .223 in an HS-P stock with Warne Premier weaver style bases and Burris Signature Zee rings - medium height.

I own 8 Leupold scopes - all Vari X III's -and the Zeiss Conquest is unquestionably brighter, clearer and more crisp than any Leupy in my safe.

Felt the need to grab another Zeiss after I bought my first one - 30mm Zeiss Diavari V 3-12x56T* #8 illuminated reticle scope - and mounted it on a Rem 700KS Custom Shop Mountain Rifle in .300WM. Love that McMillan stock on the KS Custom Shop Mountain Rifle. Great shooting hunting rifle and the #8 illuminated reticle is defintely what the Doc ordered when it comes to 'ole Mossy Horns stepping out just when the reticle can't be seen any longer. One quick twist of the rheostat switch and the fine center portion of the reticle lights up red! And you control the intensity of the illuminated reticle as the light decreases/increases.

Did I mention that the Diavari, which lists at SWFA & Bear Basin for $1799, only cost me $765 shipped? And was as-new-in-the-box-with-all-paperwork? Yep, got lucky on that one too, thanks to the boards and the fine folks that haunt there.

My scope $'s will be used to purchase Zeiss glass in the future, unless a screamin' deal comes across on a S&B, Swarovski, Khales, or maybe even a Leupy Vari X III ...... if the price is really right!

Just my .02 cents,
Clay

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    Unread 12-03-2002, 08:05 AM
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    Re: Zeiss Conquest

    The 6.5-20 model is available now in case anyone is interested. My local gun shop has had one om the shelf for nearly a month now. I also saw them in cabella's of all places. Nice target turrets and side focus knob.
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    Unread 12-17-2002, 02:11 PM
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    Concerning target knobs for the 4.5 x 15, they will be available after the first of the year (Some in January and the rest in February). Most of the first shipment are backordered to retailers.
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    Unread 08-31-2012, 01:33 AM
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    Has anyone tried these scopes? I've heard that the optics are better than Leupold. I'm tempted so stick with Leupold but that's all I own and would like something different. I'm looking at the 4.5-14 model. They just came out with a 6.5-20 with taget knobs etc, it should be a real competitor for the Leupolds.
    Leupold is an awful good scope I've owned two but I consider the Zeiss in higher powers scopes (4-14 x50 and the 6.5-20x50) an upgrade. You won't be disappointed in it's twilight factor and the clarity is equal to or better than the Leopold. You have picked a good comparison between scopes but, the Zeiss Rapid Z reticles is what blows Leupold out of the water. Happy Shooting
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    Unread 08-31-2012, 06:40 AM
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    Re: Zeiss Conquest

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    Originally Posted by MOA View Post
    Has anyone tried these scopes? I've heard that the optics are better than Leupold. I'm tempted so stick with Leupold but that's all I own and would like something different. I'm looking at the 4.5-14 model. They just came out with a 6.5-20 with taget knobs etc, it should be a real competitor for the Leupolds.

    Back in the 70's I though Redfield was the only way to go.....then I looked thru a Leupold!!!! Thought they were the answer until I was pushed into buy a Zeiss...not I have to ask...Leupold Who???

    I have 4.5-14's...and the 6.5-20X50. BOTH great scopes

    I stuck a Nikon on my latest ( 25-06AI) and was suprized how clear and bright it is.....but I know eventually...it will wear a Zeiss also

    LORD! 10 yr old postings.....LOL
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    Unread 08-31-2012, 10:05 AM
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    Re: Zeiss Conquest

    I have 2 conquests myself and got I honestly think they are the best glassed scope you can get right now for the price range. Cameraland has demo sales on them at superb discounts.I was able to snag a 3.5-10x44 for well under msrp and I still get the warranty to boot. They are a solid bet. Infact theres a great review on them in the following link as they are compared against high end 30mm scopes. It got excellent marks and was actually preferred over the comparable
    30 mm 6-20x leupy LRT

    www.6mmbr.com/optics.html

    Also they are assembled in NY @ the meopta plant.
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    Re: Zeiss Conquest

    Hunter 2678: This is a 10 yr old thread we have been posting in,...!!!!!!
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